The mitigation of orbital debris was addressed in the most recent release of the National Space Policy directing space
faring agencies to pursue technologies that will “mitigate and remove on-orbit debris.” No matter what abatement
technology is developed and deployed, still lacking is the remote sensing infrastructure to locate and track these objects
with adequate precision. We propose using GSFC's ground-based laser ranging facility to provide meter-level or better
ranging precision on optically passive 10-30 cm orbital debris targets with the goal of improving current predictions up
to 85%. The improved location accuracy also has the immediate benefit of reducing costly false alarms in collision
predictions for existing assets.